High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspxThis post is a summary of material I've given in recent talks on math in Office such as this one . In the talks, I describe and demonstrate how Unicode's rich mathematical character set combined with OpenType font technology, TeX 's mathematical typographyen-USTelligent Evolution Platform Developer Build (Build: 5.6.50428.7875)re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10489446Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:21:29 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10489446MurrayS3<p>If you copy an equation to the clipboard using Ctrl+C, one of the formats is MathML. You can paste that into MathType. You can import/export TeX math zones in MathType. Currently Word doesn't support TeX import/export.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10489446" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10489445Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:15:13 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10489445RAtkins<p>If one wants to move equations created in Word 2007 (etc.) to another equation editor, what would be the best, least circuitous route? That is, basically, MathType or LaTeX?</p>
<p>Thanks.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10489445" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10254384Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:22:17 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10254384Gnomik<p>So, is Cambria Math OpenType is still being developed? Who can help me locate the latest version to fix this issue - <a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macword/unable-to-print-documents-that-used-cambria-math/3c26eb97-fe38-4c3b-94d2-38e7c64a4d15?page=1&tm=1326049684832#footer">answers.microsoft.com/.../3c26eb97-fe38-4c3b-94d2-38e7c64a4d15</a></p>
<p>Gene</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10254384" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10177587Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:13:14 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10177587MurrayS3<p>Good idea to add some keyboard shortcuts. I'll write a blog post on it. GrindEQ looks quite good for converting between various math-zone formats.</p>
<p>To see all the glyphs in a math font, one of the font programs like Fontographer might be the best approach. Since many of the glyphs are glyph variants for a single Unicode character, you cannot view them all with a character map applet.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10177587" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10175885Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:06:18 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10175885Nali<p>Please, could you add keybord shortcuts (hot keys) to switch between Professional and Linear format (build up/down), and between Display and Inline mode of equations in "Office 15"?</p>
<p>I think, it would make work faster.</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10175885" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10175014Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:20:27 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10175014A Lees<p>There is software that you can buy that converts between Word Equation 3, Word 7 equation and Mathtype. It is called GrindEQ Math, and it is cheaper than buying MathType 6. All I need now is to convert these Claris equations into Microsoft equation 3.0...</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10175014" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#10152010Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:01:35 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:10152010Ayrosa<p>Mr. Murray:</p>
<p>The Symbol dialog for the Cambria Math font does not include the Unicode hex codes for some of the glyphs mentioned above. I'm referring specifically to this paragraph :</p>
<p>"Glyph Variants</p>
<p>Cambria Math contains full sets of glyph variants that have heavier weighting so that when scaled down to the script and scriptscript levels the stem widths match those of the text level glyphs. The prime (U+2032) and multiple primes need to be superscripted and scaled down accordingly. The dotless i and j are automatically used in the bases of accent objects.</p>
<p>Brackets, braces, parentheses and other growable characters have a number of larger glyph variants as well as arbitrarily large size created using glyph assemblies. When the assemblies are displayed, the pieces are clipped to prevent overlap, since overlaps create ClearType artifacts."</p>
<p>I would like to have a complete table of all the character glyphs used in a Word document. Where can I find this ?</p>
<p>Thanks for you help.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=10152010" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9995915Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:19:53 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9995915MurrayS3<p>Somehow the space following \rightarrow is entered outside the math zone. I don't repro this problem with Word 2010 or 2007 unless I type a rightarrow key (exiting the math zone) before typing the space. A quicker way to type \rightarrow is to type ->. There are some other short cuts like that as described in Section 4.1 of the linear format paper (<a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://www.unicode.org/notes/tn28/UTN28-PlainTextMath-v3.pdf">http://www.unicode.org/notes/tn28/UTN28-PlainTextMath-v3.pdf</a>).</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9995915" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9995733Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:39:04 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9995733yewhong<p>i have been experimenting with the linear format. i have found that sometimes the space does not work to convert whatever tex i type to symbol. for example, if i want to type a function f maps x to 2x+1, when i type \rightarrow followed by space, it just adds a normal space outside the math zone. \rightarrow followed by 2x does not work too. the only way i can make it continue is to type = and then backspace. any trick about this?</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9995733" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9994684Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:00:37 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9994684MurrayS3<p>One way is to upgrade your Equation Editor to MathType (please see <a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://www.dessci.com">http://www.dessci.com</a> for details). MathType can export MathML, which you can then paste into Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel,...</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9994684" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9993682Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:20:17 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9993682Rodrigo Oliveira<p>Hello. Is there a way to convert Equation 3.0 objets to Word 2007/2010 equation objects?</p>
<p>Best regards,</p>
<p>Rodrigo.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9993682" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9947249Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:55:06 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9947249Doug Stein<p>I'm using a 2-year old tablet (HP tx2122us) running Windows 7. The new version of Windows includes a standard "Math Input Panel" that correctly converts handwritten math to MathML. I'm also using Mathematica 7, which supports Windows 7. Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Math 3.0 also work with this.</p>
<p>So just make sure your Toshiba Satellite Tablet has drivers for Windows 7 - and then upgrade - and you'll be able to write math.</p>
<p>Cheers,</p>
<p>Doug</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9947249" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9932681Fri, 04 Dec 2009 18:23:17 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9932681Janice Street<p>My tablet PC, Toshiba Satalite Tablet does not have any math symbols recognition. Are there any drivers or software that can be downloaded?</p>
<p>my typing is so slow and as a math teacher of 39 years, I thought the tablet pc would be the answer; but, alas it is not unless I can find what I need.</p>
<p>Can you help me?</p>
<p>Thank you for your time.</p>
<p>Sincerely,</p>
<p>Janice Street labradobe@aol.com </p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9932681" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9900051Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:18:58 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9900051MurrayS3<p>We've had many requests to translate to/from [La]TeX, but your comment is the first one I've seen asking about EQN. I used to know eqn pretty well :-) Probably wouldn't be too hard to do. But eqn does have some gotchas, such as if sup comes before sub the subscript is applied to the superscript and not to the base. In the MS Office linear format, a^2_b and a_b^2 both produce a sub b quantity squared, as in TeX.</p>
<p>An interesting question is, how many people are still using eqn?</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9900051" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#9900048Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:58:56 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:9900048James Tuman Nelson<p>So, what about converting unix' EQN formula processor? I am trying to convert a thesis into MS WORD. Would be nice to convert EQN to MathML or OMML.</p>
<p>J. Nelson</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=9900048" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#8802653Sat, 02 Aug 2008 01:24:38 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:8802653EugeneYin<p>Hi there. I am using word 2007 and glad with the linear format equation input. Got one question for you. How to enter a capital character in an equation. I mean the linear code to realize it, not click the B button. </p>
<p>Thanks.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=8802653" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#8665766Sun, 29 Jun 2008 06:05:25 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:8665766Joe<p>Nothing is specifically mentioned if one can use any glyph from any language as a variable in an equation or allowing one to set up custom character sets. People like to use their own languages' characters for equations as well. This wonderful ability is available in OpenOffice.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=8665766" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#8555181Tue, 27 May 2008 20:19:08 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:8555181Torsten Bronger<p>In Linear Math Format, I don't really understand the use of Unicode sub/superscript digits. What does x_α² mean? x_\alpha^2 or x_{\alpha^2}?</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=8555181" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#6867536Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:26:09 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:6867536ranjan<p>I am using office 2003. The question is how to edit a document using mathematical symbols like: integration symbol, in word documents.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=6867536" width="1" height="1">What is SORT_INVARIANT_MATH for?http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#4218109Sat, 04 Aug 2007 10:02:07 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:4218109Noticias externas<p>The question I was asked the other day is the one in the title of this post. I thought I&#39;d give some</p>
<img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=4218109" width="1" height="1">What is SORT_INVARIANT_MATH for?http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#4217482Sat, 04 Aug 2007 09:00:07 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:4217482Sorting It All Out<p>The question I was asked the other day is the one in the title of this post. I thought I'd give some</p>
<img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=4217482" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#2325429Sun, 29 Apr 2007 16:45:20 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:2325429Marco Piovanelli<p>Thanks for posting such an interesting blog entry. The bit about the "math" OpenType table was particularly intriguing – I wonder if there's any freely available documentation about that. BTW, it's Ludwig Wittgenstein, not Lugwig.</p>
<div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://blogs.msdn.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=2325429" width="1" height="1">re: High-Quality Editing and Display of Mathematical Text in Office 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/murrays/archive/2006/09/13/752206.aspx#1068675Mon, 13 Nov 2006 17:31:22 GMT91d46819-8472-40ad-a661-2c78acb4018c:1068675Bryan Catanzaro<p>I'm very glad MS is working on nicer math for office. I'm so tired of reading papers set in MS Word - you can spot them from a mile away because the equations are typeset so poorly. Hopefully the new Office will help this out. However, it'd be nice if I felt that Microsoft was extending the state of the art rather than just repackaging it. </p>
<p>I wonder why LyX (lyx.org) wasn't mentioned in this post - it provided the "formula autobuildup facility" for TeX ages ago. And I use XeTeX every day, it seems to be popular enough to get the job done. </p>
<p>Anyway, I'll be keeping my eyes out for some beautiful office rendered papers...</p>
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